TW- words list

last tweaked 07 November 2003

One of the great thing about most of these words is that they've got the right sound for catching on. I'm intentionally leaving out those which are directly forms of the numbers two (and Scottish twa), twelve, and twenty. However, most of these words eventually go back to IE *dua- (two). On this list, I included the other common tw- words, and those derived from Old French etu-.

Also, the dw- and thw- words belong here :

If you have a good one to add to this, not counting technical words or two-/twi- prefix, or if a definition needs correction, leave me a note at It may take a while to get to it, what with all the other stuff I'm doing, but I'll get to it eventually.

Return to my home page, or my words front page.